It always pays to be prepared for any eventuality when on the road and away from your garage or workshop, which is where the Ranch Hand Multi Tool from American Buffalo Knife Tool can come in handy. The compact (less than five inches long) product comes with a two-inch-long blade plus built-in pliers, a crescent wrench (opens to 9/16th of an inch) plus a phillips screwdriver bit and two sizes of flathead. The Ranch Hand Multi Tool also comes with a lifetime warranty. Priced at $36 at

A multi-tasking tool